Yandex: Just Helping Others to Understand Geography

June 14, 2022

The Yandex news has been interesting. Some staff turnover. Some outages. Some changes to Yandex images. But there’s more! Example:

On June 3, European Union introduced sanctions against one of the company’s founders, Arkady Volozh prompting his immediate resignation.

Russia’s Yandex Maps to Stop Displaying National Borders” also reports:

the company said that their updated digital maps would “focus on natural features rather than on state boundaries.”

What’s this “real news” statement mean?

My thought is that national borders can be fuzzy and then defined as necessary.

The map is not the territory as YouTube videos about a certain dust up near the Black Sea makes evident.

Stephen E Arnold, June 14, 2022


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